AFA reveals Rising Star Award finalists

The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and ANZ have announced their list of finallists for the 2017 Rising Star of the Year award.

The award, which recognises the contributions made to the industry by advisers with less than four years’ experience, is now in its 13th year.

“The AFA Rising Star Award plays a critical role in unearthing exciting new talent in our profession,” said AFA chief executive Phil Kewin.

“These new stars not only act as role models for their peers but also represent the future leaders advocating the value of advice. We are delighted once again to partner with ANZ Wealth to nurture and grow the advice community.”


ANZ Wealth head of sales Don Sillar said the six finalists have “each made a positive impact in this industry” through their community engagement, client services and the quality of their advice.

“Each year the judges are consistently impressed with this award’s calibre of nominees and 2017 is no exception,” he said.

The six finalists for the 2017 Rising Star of the Year awards are:

Andrew Debono, financial adviser at Announcer Group

Karlee Hoog-Antink, financial adviser, Elders Financial Planning Mackay

Keats Brydon, financial adviser, Finn Financial Planning

Lauren Walker, private client adviser, Euroz Securities Limited

Mia Taylor, financial adviser, Evalesco Financial Services

Sam Jewell, financial adviser, Rising Tide Financial Services

The winner will be announced at an event at the Gold Coast on 11 October.

AFA reveals Rising Star Award finalists
AFA, Association of Financial Advisers, Phil Kewin, ANZ, Don Sillar, Rising Star of the Year, Andrew Debono, Announcer Group, Karlee Hoog-Antink, Elders Financial Planning Mackay, Keats Brydon, Finn Financial Planning, Lauren Walker, EUROZ Securities Limited, Mia Taylor, Evalesco Financial Services, Sam Jewell, Rising Tide Financial Services
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